Trakx Weekly Update: February 27, 2023
ESG, Interoperability, and Top 10 PoS CTIs Among Worst Performers
Key Crypto Market Figures
Crypto Tradable Indices (CTIs) Weekly Performance
Unlike the prior week, when the crypto market was able to shrug off the weakness in tradfi risky assets, amid the intensification of the sell-off (S&P500 -3% w/w) crypto succumbed to the rise in investor risk aversion. In almost a mirror image of last week’s performance, the ESG, interoperability and Top 10 PoS CTIs were the worst performers. As a result, our broad measure of the crypto universe – the Top 10 CTI – fell 4% on the week.
The catalyst for the sell-off was, as earlier in the month, macro headwinds. Terminal US interest rate expectations continued to march higher suggesting that inflation pressures are more durable than anticipated. In addition, the crypto sector also had to contend with the ongoing regulatory push. The IMF published a paper outlining how its members should develop and apply comprehensive crypto regulations in light of their perceived potential to undermine the effectiveness of monetary policy. Interestingly, the paper made no mention of why crypto adoption has been rising in the first place – something that would seem to be highly pertinent. That said, if the answer is politically unpalatable perhaps it was best not to ask the question.
- Bitcoin price falls back toward week's low on inflation worry: Coindesk
- IMF prefers to regulate crypto than banning it outright: Cointelegraph
- IMF executive board discusses elements of effective policies for crypto assets: IMF.org
- Fed increases focus on crypto, alerts banks to liquidity risk: Decrypt
- Don’t call it ‘crypto’: How some blockchain and NFT projects are rebranding: Decrypt
- BUSD stablecoin drops from top 10 crypto assets amid significant decrease in dominance: Bitcoin.com
- Authorities in France arrest duo involved in Platypus exploit: Coindesk
Trakx CTIs Performance
Sources: Coingecko and AlphaVantage
*Return of bitcoin is calculated since 01/05/2020, while CTIs performances were calculated since their respective launch date.
**Includes simulated performance.
***The risk signal is determined according to the historical volatility level, the higher the riskier.
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